American Idol 3 Winner Fantasia Barrino’s Nephew Killed in Shooting

The nephew of American Idol season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino has been murdered, according to TMZ:

According to law enforcement sources … the singer’s 18-year-old nephew died of multiple gunshot wounds Tuesday morning following an argument at a Greensboro, North Carolina residential complex that spilled out into the street.

Paramedics attempted life-saving measures on Ty, and he was transported to Moses Cone Hospital … but died shortly after. Cops have arrested a 21-year-old suspect, who’s been charged with first degree murder.

 Tyquan, who went by T.W., was the son of Fantasia’s musician brother, Ricco.

Ricco tells TMZ … he’s completely devastated, because he didn’t get to see T.W. in the morning Tuesday like he usually does, and now he’s gone.

It’s been a rough stretch for Fantasia’s family … her brother Xavier has been in the hospital for months recovering from a critical motorcycle injury, as well.

The suspect has since been identified as David Lee White, Jr. of Greensboro. He’s currently being held on no bond.

Fantasia posted the sad news on her Instagram account:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BfJ8OZIBwKA/?taken-by=tasiasword

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